Woke Disney just made another change to become more inclusive at their popular theme parks across the globe. Now their “Fairy Godmothers in Training” will be called “Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices,” according to a Disney spokesperson speaking to CNN.
These Disney workers are the ones who help children dress up as princesses and knights in boutiques at the theme park. The cast members work at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique locations and they transform children into the most iconic Disney characters by using makeup, hairstyles, and costumes. They function like the Fairy Godmothers in the Disney storyline, and they have been women.
This is what the Disney website has written about the position: “With the wave of a magic wand—plus a few hands-on tricks of the trade—our Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices will pamper and primp your child until they look storybook stunning. Children can choose a hairstyle then add makeup, nail polish and accessories—even a Disney costume.”
But now, the company has made the change to allow men to work at the boutiques, so they can’t be “Fairy Godmothers in Training,” they have to be “Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices.”
This is just the latest woke decision by Disney to update its parks to be more inclusive. In the past, Disney employees have had a clean-cut look so that they are family-friendly.
But last year, the chairman of Disney’s parks division Josh D’Amaro said that he was updating attractions, modernizing the parks’ values, and changing the guidelines for how park employees look and dress.
He said the company wanted to give “greater flexibility” to their Cast Member’s outfits with respect to “forms of personal expression surrounding gender-inclusive hairstyles, jewelry, nail styles, and costume choices.”
The employees will even be allowed to show off visible tattoos, according to the statement.
“We’re updating them to not only remain relevant in today’s workplace, but also enable our cast members to better express their cultures and individuality at work,” D’Amaro wrote.
July 25, 2022